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Stanford 20/20 cricket down to final four

Stanford 20/20 cricket down to final four


The inaugural Stanford 20/20 series hits the semi-final stage next Thursday and Friday August 10 and 11.

Guyana and Grenada vie for a final berth when they meet at the Sticky Wicket at 7pm. Guyana overcame Jamaica to secure their spot, while Grenada sent home the Vincentians en route to the semis.{{more}}

The winner of that encounter meets the winner of the other semi-final. Nevis comes up against Trinidad and Tobago. The Nevisians, considered a dark horse in the race, silenced the home crowd when they beat the Antigua and Barbuda squad.

T&T beat Barbados to earn their spot.

The finals is set for Sunday August 13.

The winner takes home US $1M. But that would not be only attraction. There is the lucrative US $25,000 Man of the Match Award, as well as US $10,000 for Play of the Match.

The Stanford 20/20 Tournament has generated widespread interest in the region, and with highlights beamed to almost every country in the world, the excitement has hit fever pitch.

While some persons may have been skeptical about the tournament, the event has turned out to be a source of genuine entertainment for Caribbean viewers.

And there has been an unearthing of talent with some new faces coming to the fore while some established players whom many regarded as vital to West Indies cricket, have been accorded scant respect by virtually unknown cricketers.